Supreme Court steps in to stay Texas court's rul­ing on mifepri­s­tone

A Supreme Court jus­tice has is­sued a five-day hold on a Texas fed­er­al court’s rul­ing to sus­pend ac­cess to an abor­tion pill that was ap­proved decades ago.

Jus­tice Samuel Al­i­to hand­ed down his de­ci­sion just hours be­fore the re­stric­tions on mifepri­s­tone were due to take ef­fect, and af­ter the De­part­ment of Jus­tice and Dan­co Lab­o­ra­to­ries, the drug man­u­fac­tur­er, sent emer­gency ap­peals to the Supreme Court. The con­ser­v­a­tive jus­tice called for a stay un­til 11:59 pm on April 19.

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